You have just had a crown or fixed bridge cemented onto your teeth. It will replace your missing teeth structure or missing teeth very well and should give you years of good service – provided you observe the following conditions: Chewing: Do not chew hard foods on the restorations for 24 hours from the time they were cemented – to obtain optimum strength the cement must mature for approximately 24 hours. After that there are no real restrictions, meaning that you can bite and chew any foods that you would normally do with your original teeth. Sensitivity: Don’t worry about mild sensitivity to hot or cold foods. This sensitivity will disappear gradually over next few weeks. When a tooth has been subjected to decay, fillings, more decay, more fillings and even breakage, necessitating a crown, there is a certain chance that it will die. If pain persists or continues to get worse notify me for an evaluation. The tooth may be a candidate for root canal therapy. Preventive Procedures: To provide optimum longevity for your restorations and to prevent future dental decay and supporting tissue breakdown (gum disease), please thoroughly brush and floss after eating and before bedtime. Recalls: The most significant reason for failure is infrequent return for continuing care examination and cleaning. Visit us at regular six month intervals for optimum dental health. If problems are developing around the restoration they can be found at an early stage and corrected. Waiting for a longer time may require the entire restoration. Problems: Call us immediately if one of these conditions occur: • A feeling of movement or looseness in the restoration. • Sensitivity to sweet foods. • A peculiar taste from the restoration site. We have done our best to provide you with the finest quality restoration. Only your continuing care and concern can assure long – term dental health.